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JW1982

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus MK3 Champions Edition
  • Ford Year 2013
  • UK/Ireland Location Other/NonUK
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  • Interests General Automotive
    Car Modification

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  1. Retro fit sat nav

    Which parts and part numbers did you install? There are differences between the older Bluetooth/Voicecontrol based systems and the newer SYNC based systems. These are not interchangeable. Installing the wrong system will result in loosing functions like for example USB functionality (exactly as you describe).
  2. Which timing belt kit?

    I installed all brands in the past (not on a Focus) without any problems. All 3 are respected brands. Hard to tell which will be the best. My experience is that SKF timing belt kits do often come with Gates belts.
  3. Powered Steering

    All Focus MK2/Mk2.5 versions (except the 1.4/1.6 Duratec and 1.6 Duratec TI-VCT) have EHPAS (Electro Hydraulic Power Assisted Steering). This is basically a conventional Hydraulic power steering system where the pump is powered by an electric motor instead of the engine. All Focus MK3/MK3.5 versions (except the 1.6 TI-VCT) have EPAS (Electric Power Assisted Steering). This system is fully electric and has an electric motor directly mounted onto the steering rack. In case of problems with the EPAS system it will often be necessary to change the complete steering rack.
  4. Ford Focus 2.0 TDCI Ghia 2007 Oil Leak

    This basically means that the crankshaft bearings (and most likely also the crankshaft itself) are completely worn. The exessive crankshaft play caused the defective oil seal. Because of this the gearbox bearings may also be damaged and may need to be replaced. To solve this problem the complete engine needs to be rebuild which will cost a lot of money (generally between 2000 and 3000 GBP). Another option is to install another engine. This can be a brand new, rebuild or used engine. A brand new 2.0 TDCI service engine Form Ford will cost approximately 4500 GBP without fitting. A used engine from a scrap car will cost a lot less but the condition of the engine is in most cases unknown. Either way it will cost a lot of money to solve this problem. You have to decide for yourself if the car is worth it to invest this amount of money. From an economical point of view scrapping the car may be the most logical decision.
  5. Which timing belt kit?

    I always use Contitech or Gates timing belt kits. Both are high quality parts that also produce OEM parts for many car manufacturers. I use a locking tool kit and flywheel locking tool from Laser tools. These tools are perfectly fine for occasional use.
  6. Adaptive Lighting Malfunctioning

    The cause of this problem will most likely be a defective Headlight Control Module (HCM). The HCM is only present on vehicles with original HID and adaptive lighting and controls the adaptive lighting and height adjustment of the lights. Your Ford dealer should easily be able to replicate this problem. Covering the light sensor to simulate night and driving the car should replicate the problem.
  7. Pulling my hair out

    All Focus MK2/MK2.5 petrol engines do not have a serviceable fuel filter. There is only a large mesh strainer at the inlet side of the fuel pump inside the fuel tank but this is not a serviceable part.
  8. radio and bluetooth audio

    What you want is not possible. The Bluetooth phone protocol does not allow transmitting of the Satnav instructions from the Phone. The Bluetooth audio protocol does allow transmitting of the Satnav instructions but will not allow you to play music from another radio source simultaneously.
  9. Active City Stop not Available

    The warning message indicates that there is something wrong with the Active City Stop system. If the system is working correctly it should only show a message when the system intervenes or if the system is completely switched off (for example by putting the ECS system in Sport Mode (ST only).
  10. This is a picture of a USA focus.The Focus MK2 that we know was never sold in the USA. Instead of using the European Focus MK2Ford USA developed their ownversion for the USA market which is basicallyjust aother facelifted focus MK1. To convert a European focus MK1 to the facelifted USA version you will need a lot of parts like front fenders, hood, headlights, front bumper, etcetera. None of these parts are sold in Europe so you have to buy all parts in the USA and get them shipped to Europe.
  11. Focus 2013 headlights hid type

    The lever on both original and aftermarket projector headlights is only to temporarily convert the lights from LHD to LHD or vice versa. This will only prevent the lights from blinding other traffic and does not fully convert the light beam. The leveris not a permanent solution.
  12. Focus head unit help

    This radio is the Ford/Blaupunkt Travelpilot FX.
  13. HYDRAULIC TAPPETS

    If it is a 1.6 Duratec Petrol engine ithas solid valve tappets and not hydraulic ones. This type of engine is known to be quite noisy after a cold start. The valve lash of this type of engine is adjusted by changing the complete valve tappets which are available in about 25 different sizes. The valve lash needs to be checked (and adjusted if needed) every 100.000 Miles (same interval as the timing belt). To change the valve tappets it is necessary to remove the timing belt andcamshafts.
  14. Elm327 software

    For diagnostic purposes you should use the Forscan program. The FoCCCus program is designed to change the Central Car Configuration, read the hardware/software version numbers of many modules and update the software of many modules. Despite the program has the ability to delete DTC codes but it will not show them. The Forscan program is designed to diagnose most Ford models. This programhas the ability toshow detailed DTC code information and alsohas the ability to perform some tests and to show some realtime (engine) data.
  15. Elm327 software

    Forscan is perfectly capable to diagnose the Focus MK3. If you use a modified ELM327 interface (or a Ford VCM 2 interface) Forscan will show all DTC codes of almost all modules.